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, there are also some tax hikes here, and wouldn't that do something to decrease the deficit? >> yes, it's the only specific tax increase that-- of both candidates and if you would close the deficit and turn some of the tacks to the higher levels, and the revenues for the government, revenue enhancement. however, to cost patriotism to say a small fraction of the country will have an extra tax burden, everybody has to pay more taxes, in fact, if you combine the tax proposals of mitt romney and president obama, together you would have a patriotic plan where you're removing some of the benefits of the lower people the last 10, 15 years and then, we would have higher revenues cross the board and that would lower the deficit the most, and the other things in this that are not particularly patriotic. a lot of the obama proposals think there's a small group that can fix the problems. the thing with the car thing, we all have to pay a higher gas tax and help the deficit, and have the cars making 80 miles per hour and we're the ones driving far. >> you say you want to wave the flag for patriotism, you say t
the math work on his deficit plan and his tax plan. are we going to get those details in the course of the debate? >> well, you know, david, i wish you guys were just as tough on the president. the president says he's going to create a million new manufacturing jobs. he doesn't say how. he says he's going to reduce the long-term debt and deficit by $4 trillion. doesn't say how he's going to do it. let's be fair here. governor romney has laid out a direction and a vision for the direction of this country. he's not an accountant. he is not going to go line-by-line through the budget. but let's hold the president to the same standard and criticize him as well, because how does he create a million new manufacturing jobs, david? he hasn't told anybody the specifics of that. how will he reduce $4 trillion in debt? we're still waiting to hear what he thinks about simpson-bowles, which he commissioned. he's been the president and hasn't given us specifics. so let's be fair here. >> so that's really the approach then? you're a former prosecutor. you understand how the courtroom works. mitt r
vulnerability for the president may be the deficit. he promised to cut it in half by the end of his term but it's now topped $1 trillion for four straight years. the "new york times" cbs news poll found in ohio, romney has a slim four-point lead on the deficit. today, the "washington post" fact checkers gave the president four pinocchios for claiming on cbs' "60 minutes" 90% of the boost in deficit came from leftover bush policies. >> we took emergency actions. that accounts for 10% of this increase in the deficit. >> now the economy is front and center one week from tonight at the first presidential debate. two days later the president gets a september jobs report. interesting a moment ago he told the crowd he wants to export more jobs. quickly correcting himself and said he wants to export more products and joked i was channeling my opponent there. bret? >> bret: standing next to carl are you? it looks like carl's backdrop. ed henry -- >> very similar. >> bret: thank you very much. now to the international news. close circuit video of twin bombings at the headquarters in damascus. the first b
an impact on solving the deficit and our debt picture in the 1990's? things improved >> i do not want to take credit for it, but i am pleased there is a breathing period where we are going in the right direction. now we have heard it around and it is going through the roof and is inexcusable. what is interesting is that hardly ever gets discussed, and in the papers, on the media, you would think this is front- page news. it is not. >> absolutely no question that his candidacy caused president clinton to make fiscal responsibility and much higher priority. no question. clinton will tell you that. people in his administration will tell you that. he made the difference even though he did not win. the polls will also tell you in july he was leading. in addition, the exit polls will tell you that the people who voted, if they thought they could have won, they would have voted for him and he would have won. much worse today than we were then, and people know it. >> do you think we're much worse today because he was not elected? >> we have lost our way. >> that is history. we're on the edge
, which deductions would you eliminate, let's be specific and how will you do that and reach deficit reduction, which programs will be cut? >> the question is, how do you get america back to work. what paul ryan said on your clip is, you flatten the base and increase -- excuse me, you increase the number -- reduce the number of deductions that are out there and you expand the base. that's typically what works. that can be done in a revenue neutral fashion that's what paul ryan has proposed and what that does is make america more competitive. mitt romney has been specific on how he would get america back to work and replace the failed policies of the president. andrea that's what this is about. the president's policies on job creation haven't gotten us back to work. 8% unemployment for 43 months. i mean what mitt romney said very specifically on job creation, is expanded trade by reducing the barriers, creating a better climate for america by keeping tax and regulatory policies in a better shape, energy. this president has been horrific we just lost 1200 coal jobs in virginia last wee
with a deficit of more of 7% of gross domestic product, any solution to our budgetary problems has to involve spending cuts and tax increases. ronald reagan agreed to tax increases when it hit 4%. george w. bush did when it was 3% of gdp. but today's republican party is organized around the proposition that no matter the circumstances, there must never be a tax increase of any kind. the simpson-bowles proposal calls for $1 for every $3 of spending cut bus every republican presidential candidate during the primaries including romney pledge thad he or she would not accept $10 of spending cuts if that meant $1 of tax increases. so romney could present a serious economic plan with numbers that add up and then he would face a revolt within his own party. so his solution has been to be utterly vague about how to deal with the actually deficit. when pressed for details, he said, the devil's in the details. he's right. were he to get specific he would be committing ideological blasphemy. instead he talks about freedom and capitalism. the same pattern emerges on immigration. he says he wanted to solve
directly now. the annotated obama, how 90% of the deficit becomes somebody else's fault. a scathing editorial debunks the president's assertions about all the that he inherited. and frequently joining "varney & company" we appreciate you being with us, mark. >> good to see you, always a pleasure. stuart: good. now, the president says he's not responsible for the debt largely, not concerned about it in the short-term. i put it to you, that this is being irresponsible. he's getting away with it because a lot of people don't understand the jargon, your eyes glaze over when you start to talk about debt and deficit, he can get away with it, but he's dismissing extremely important part of america's financial life and i think being irresponsible. how do you respond? >> i don't think that he's dismissing it at all. in fact, the president said many times that the debt, the long-term debt is a serious problem and that's why he signed over 2 trillion dollars in spending cuts during his administration. but the core question you're raising is, who really is responsible for this. the congressiona
freezes. the aim is to reduce the fiscal deficit by $39 billion. this will be achieved through an increase in the value-added tax rate introduced early this month. and a new tax on lottery winners. with the new budget the government aims to cut the deficit to 4.5% of the gross domestic product in 2013. it aims to lower the rate to less than 3% in 2014 to fulfill its pledge to the european union. but observers say the government may face difficulties to achieve its reduction target this year. they cite sluggish growth in tax revenue due to deteriorating economy that is worse than many analysts had expected. >>> the world's auto makers unveiled their next generation eco-friendly concept cars at the paris motor show. the exhibition opened to the media on thursday, over 270 companies are taking part this year. germany's porsche and bmw debuted concept cars with eco friendly features. models include plug-in hybrids charged from household power out lets. nissan revealed the concept car, powered by fuel cells. the terra comes with a tablet device that serves as key and dashboard. toyota introduce
to get the deficit down to 4.5% deficit. quite frankly, that is pie in the skil according to pretty much all the analysts and the economists. and it's just a question of how much they'll miss by. because this economy is enacting extreme austerity, and this debate is relevant whether it's obama or romney. is austerity actually denting growth, is it creating more problems than it solves. let me give you one example. we have a sales tax in this country that has been raised from 16% to 18% to 21%. that has created a slight inflation issue. now, pensions are inflation linked. and this country in november has to increase pension abouts by inflation. so by raising 2.5 billion euro v.a.t., it will cost them 3.5 billion euro misincreased pension costs. so you can see the conundrum. they're enacting enormous amounts of austerity, but that's denting an economy which is already in recession. its second since 2008. and things are getting worse. 25% unemployment, a million up sold homes. and we haven't even talked about the banking crisis and the autonomous region, some of which including catalonia ar
time. [laughter] on the deficit, it was, you know, deficit doesn't matter. and yeah and biology too a guy in missouri too. so the question to me is what happens the morning after the morning after the election if romney loses? the morning after they'll say it wasn't because he wasn't far night enough. i wonder the morning after the morning after. a lot of people say we have gone too far to the right. we need a different republican party. we need a center right republican party. i think the country needs. because it needs to be a check on the left and the center left, and it's the only way we're going get big comprises on the big issues. >> can i add, i mean, a little history can clinton and rage. the second term was the productive term. the big achievement. it's hard no know whether the republican party will -- where they will push the blame if that happens. but the question is how they decide to spend the next four years. and i think it's very hard to tell. but there is some hope in looking back at both clinton and reagan. >> reagan was considered a far-right lunatic running a far
% growth in gdp. what he's referring to the fact we're not going to let this increase the deficit. and so the growth in revenues as a result of the economic growth is going to pay for that in part, and we're also going to make the tax system flatter and fairer and simpler which is something else conservatives have wanted, which is also pro-growth. and that's the part the governor is emphasizing. >> he says don't expect any big tax cuts. first of all, you guys ought to pledge to the middle class those middle brackets. i'm not talking about the upper. the upper should lose their tax deductions and everything should be on the table. but i'm talking about the brackets that are around 15% to 28%, jim. that's where the take home is going to rise. you ought to say we're going to leave your deductions alone. we're going to take it out of the high of the upper income people because we're giving them a big tax cut. the middle class, he shouldn't even suggest they're going to be tax deductions. i wrote a column about this. i said use reagan's slogan. use reagan's slogan. all right. take-home pay, th
on handling the deficit and joblessness, but trails on virtually every other big issue, including medicare, taxes and foreign policy. keeping them honest, when it comes to some of those issues, both candidates have come up short either on specifics or credibility. issues like cutting taxes without ballooning the deficit or burdening the middle class. the romney campaign has been asked again and again for specifics. here's running mate paul ryan just yesterday on fox news. >> there's been a traditional democrat and republican consensus lowering tax rates by broadening the tax base works. and you can -- >> i have to -- you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> chris wallace kept trying but came away empty-handed. he's not the only one. take a look. >> which of the deductions are you going to be willing to eliminate? which of the tax credits are you going to -- when are you going to be able to tell us that? >> we'll go through that process with congress. >> give me an example of a loophole that you will close. >> i can
came in office. i inner hadited the biggest deficit in our history. the last four years it went up and 90 percent is consequence of two wars that were not paid for and tax cut that is were not paid for . prescription drug plan not paid for and worst economic crisis since the great depression. that accounts for 10 percent of the increase in the deficit. >> brian: front page of the new york times. stuart rather thaney it is over one trillion. every budget when they do the math he is over budget by a trillion dollars. >> gretchen: he said 10 percent. wars and the horrible recession he was begin that only accounts for 10 percent. >> yes. >> gretchen: what about the other 90 percent? >> steve: george bushes fault? >> gretchen: i am anding a question. >> you are exposing the attitude of the establishment media to all of president obama and his economic record. break it down. the president said i am only 10 percent responsible for a massive accumulation of debt. he is a big spender, a very big spender and that's the principle reason why we have a massive deficit of trillion a year. he has
that governor romney has the advantage when it comes to the issue of the debt and the deficit. wendell is live at white house this afternoon. wendell, how big is governor romney's lead on the deficit issue? >>guest: four points. a new poll, after four years of trillion dollar deficits, that may not be ohio voters' most important economic concern given they prefer president obama as governor romney as the candidate who does a better job on the economy. a spokesman said "as time progresses the field is looking like it is narrowing for them. in that sense we would rather be us than them." romney officials accuse the obama camp of spiking the ball on the 30-yard line. press secretary carney said the real question is, what would the replacement refs do if someone spiked the ball on the 30. >>shepard: that is an interesting point. chinese trade practices on the campaign trade today was a talker. >>guest: rather than the auto bailout which is usually the subject in ohio, mitt romney says that china's cheating costs jobs. he promised to crackdown on subsidies and currency manipulation. the president h
the deficit and debt. virtually every poll. who's better equipped to deal with the deficit and debt. the more they play to the religious right on social issues, the more they risk alienating these centrist voters. >> did you disagree? >> absolutely. the latest polls show that people trust obama more now with the economy. this economy issue solely is a losing issue for romney as the economy improves, but also it fails to reck thiz people care about other things other than just the economy. >> pastor jeffers, if i may, i was making the distinction about not just the economy, but deficit and debt. so, i appreciate your desire to have your nominee really focus on playing to the base in the religious right. that is your prerogative, but you can't rewrite polls to say that's a winning strategy when it comes to reaching out. >> what i'm saying to you is that i think the hunt for these elusive independent or undecided voters out there is going to be a losing strategy. it was in 2008 for john mccain. i think it will be this time. i'm not saying he has to make these social issues the heart of every stu
in deficits. >>> hundreds of mexicans are involved in the fast and furious. this is a terrible story, hundreds of mexicans may be involved. should attorney general holder be fired immediately over this new information? >>> the ism signals no recession, that's good. but is the obama-bernanke qe stimulus plan going to bail out the president in this election and what about down the road, does it give us a huge inflationary bubble? lee munson, he's chief investment officer of a port folio. you have got the feds blowing smoke and water and money at the stock market. we did have a good manufacturing report today, i like that because that's good for america. a lot of stuff that's not so good like jobs or unemployment. are you a bull or a bear? do you believe the market's going to go up or down? >> i believe it's going to go up, but the ism report, earlier this year we had bad job numbers and the market could lose steam going into the election, job numbers started to pick up all of a sudden, this manufacturing thing has been put to rest and it's going to alou us to focus more on this election. >> are
and greece are doing is trying to cut the budget deficit with 25% unemployment, and doing it when bond yields are too high to be able to dip into the market, especially for greece. so these countries have been forced to do this by the markets, brooke, not by politicians. their hand has been forced and now they're telling their people on streets they have got to be the ones that suffer the most. ironically, of course, the u.s. treasury have benefitted from all the european upheaval. it made it easier for the u.s. not to make the tough choices at this moment. any country trying to cut the budget deficit, it is harder to do while that country is in recession. it actually makes the recession worse, which makes it -- it has to be more cuts in order to meet the deficit targets. it is nearly impossible to see how the countries can do that. >> so you point out, you negotiation unemployment rate 25% in spain, running down more numbers, 54% of greeks under age 25 are unemployed. are major spending cuts raising retirement age here to 67, will that work for spain and greece? >> well, over time it should
the deficit in half in his first term. he's not been asked the simple basic questions by anybody. how did we get to -- >> except by univision. >> sean: one example. >> they haven't even hit him on the outright lie about libya. another anticipated obama argument, this crisis was caused by two wars and push tax cuts. that's so easily refuted. 2007, $161 billion deficit with two wars raging and bush tax cuts implemented in 2003. what romney really needs to do, though, is stress the urgency. none of this john mccain, obama will make a fine president. no. if obama is re-elected, this country is over as we know it. >> yeah. >> he needs to stay that in no uncertain terms. i say this, not because i'm a partisan, i'm scared to death of our lifetime earnings being in jeopardied, i'm scared to death of our liberty, of our prosperity. the american dream is gone. he doesn't believe in opportunity. he believes in expanding the welfare state and the dependence cycle. he believes in expanding obama phones and not putting people back to work and giving people human dignity. >> right. >> sean: i've never met
's reduce the deficit in a way that does not stick it to middle class families. i have already worked republicans to cut one trillion dollars in spending and i'm willing to do more. i have a plan for a trillion deficit-reduction. we cannot cut our way to prosperity. we have to cut our tax code and ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes. to go back to the same rate when bill clinton was president. when we created 23 million new jobs and the biggest surplus and history, and a lot of millionaires to boot. in fairness, my opponent has a plan when it comes to taxes. but as president clinton said, it does not have an arithmetic. -- any arithmetic. they are selling the idea you could spend trillions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthy. no matter how many times they try to rebuild their campaign, no matter how many times they try to tell you they're going to talk specifics, they do not do it. the reason is because the amount does not work -- the math does not work. they do not explain how tax cuts are going to be put on the table without raising taxes on now class families. th
bringg in 87 billion dollars. with a deficit of a trillion plus, you still have a 900 billion dollarr deficit and if you have a trillion dollar deficit. it brings in 8divide million from the rich and you still have 913 billion of red ink . and you can crazy and trash the millionaires and take every red cent they earn . every millionaire will have the entire income confiscated. you trash the institution and confiscate the red cent and you bring in 839 billion. >> steve: you are way short. >> brian: we are short a trillion every year. >> you don't have a taxing problem. this is a spending problem. it is solved by reducing spend reforming entitlements over the long term. taxing the rich will make barely any difference . it is a political slogan. >> steve: right now the president wants to get reelected so he has the key to air force one. >> he thinks that if you tax the rich that brings in votes. >> steve: we are talking about increasing the taxes on the rich. what people forget about. taxes for everyone are scheduled to go up next year. >> yes, they will. >> steve: everybody is going to
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